Published on May 26th, 2013 | by Daniel Sherman Fernandez0
Formula Masters China Series 2013, Raj Bharath Wins
Meco Motorsport’s Raj Bharath took his first 2013 Formula Masters China Series (FMCS) victory in a drama-filled race 6 at the Shanghai International Circuit today. In a race that was declared wet just minutes before the start, the 18-year-old Indian driver held onto the lead he grabbed mid-way through the race to take the chequered flag 1.181 seconds ahead of Malaysian drivers Afiq Yazid and Akash Nandy, second and third respectively. Quickest Chinese driver in the 11-lap race was Star Racing Team’s Yuan Bo, who finished eighth. With his second-place finish and two race wins yesterday, Yazid continues to lead the 2013 FMCS Drivers Classification, five points ahead of Bharath who is now second in the championship standings and Wright, third after his fourth-place finish in race 6. Nandy is fourth in standings, with Japan’s Ren Nagabuchi rounding out the top five.
In the earlier race on Saturday, Malaysian Afiq Yazid earned his second-straight 2013 (FMCS) victory, with his Race 5 win seeing him leapfrog his Meritus GP team mate, Aidan Wright of Australia, on the championship leaderboard to take the top spot. Wright, 18, finished third in the seven-lap race, behind Meco Motorsport driver Raj Bharath of India, who took his third Formula Masters China Series podium finish. Quickest Chinese driver was Eurasia Motorsport’s Pu Jun Jin, who crossed the line sixth, having made up two positions from his fourth row start.